Sunday, September 14, 2008

Scrub a Dub Dog

As you'll remember, after the Great July 4th Massacre of '08 Marshall became a full-fledged outdoor dog. I think he's adjusted just fine. He has several "spots" around the property that he's claimed for his own. One spot on each the front and back porch, under the front porch, etc.

Anyway, all this outdoor time has made him one stinky pooch so on Saturday K decided he needed a bath. Holdyn, Evie, and Kallie were all invited to join the bathing festivities. I was invited to photograph.

Times like this, when we're together, laughing, no schedule or events - these are the times I love. In our world today many families don't have times like this. I think its sad. I want our children to remember the fun we had at home instead of endless car rides from practice to lessons to events. Those things are good but not a substitute for time together as a family.

These simple things are important. Especially in a world that seems to be getting scarier and more unsure everyday. Home should be a haven, a safe place filled with laughter, learning, and love.
So on Saturday Marshall's bath made him shiny and clean. It made the rest of us warm and fuzzy. Now, that's my kind of Saturday fun!

3 comments:

Living on the Spit said...

I love these times as well. I am glad you can appreciate the slower lane and life.

Rachael M. said...

You are so right.

You can't beat warm fuzzies AND a clean dog!

{i}Post said...

You just gave me warm fuzzies reading this! Speaking of baths, my pup needs one too.

Thanks for the question on my blog. i will post answers someday soon!